INFORMED CITIZENS FOR MEDIA ACCOUNTAIBLITY

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Micaeli Rourke

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  • INFORMED CITIZENS FOR MEDIA ACCOUNTAIBLITY

    1. 1. Informed Citizens for Media Accountability
    2. 2. Informed Citizens for Media Accountability A PUBLIC INTEREST GROUP ADVOCATING PUBLIC SCRUTINY, AWARENESS OF MEDIA PROCESSES, AND THE IMPROVEMENT OF ACCURACY, FAIRNESS IN CORPORATE-OWNED NEWS OUTLETS.
    3. 3. Informed Citizens for Media Accountability A PUBLIC INTEREST GROUP ADVOCATING PUBLIC SCRUTINY, AWARENESS OF MEDIA PROCESSES, AND THE IMPROVEMENT OF ACCURACY, FAIRNESS IN CORPORATE-OWNED NEWS OUTLETS.1. LOBBYING FOR CREATION OF STATE-WIDEPRESS-COUNCILS
    4. 4. Informed Citizens for Media Accountability A PUBLIC INTEREST GROUP ADVOCATING PUBLIC SCRUTINY, AWARENESS OF MEDIA PROCESSES, AND THE IMPROVEMENT OF ACCURACY, FAIRNESS IN CORPORATE-OWNED NEWS OUTLETS.1. LOBBYING FOR CREATION OF STATE-WIDEPRESS-COUNCILS2. PUBLIC AWARENESS CAMPAIGN TEACHING YOUNGAMERICANS MEDIA AWARENESS AND SCRUTINY
    5. 5. Citizens for MediaAccountability
    6. 6. Citizens for MediaAccountabilityAUDIENCE: Avid news consumers, young,politically-motivated Americans, voters, mild tomoderate news interest.
    7. 7. Citizens for MediaAccountabilityAUDIENCE: Avid news consumers, young,politically-motivated Americans, voters, mild tomoderate news interest.THRESHOLD AUDIENCE: Middle-aged parents,sparse news consumers, issue-based voters,occasional voters.
    8. 8. Citizens for MediaAccountabilityAUDIENCE: Avid news consumers, young,politically-motivated Americans, voters, mild tomoderate news interest.THRESHOLD AUDIENCE: Middle-aged parents,sparse news consumers, issue-based voters,occasional voters.Recognition would be through public affairscampaign, support would be through press-council lobbying, campaigning.
    9. 9. Bertrand, Claude Jean. Media EthicsAccountability Systems. New Brunswick,NJ: Transaction, 2000. Print.
    10. 10. Bertrand, Claude Jean. Media Ethics Accountability Systems. New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction, 2000. Print. This source explains the fundamentals of media accountability, provides an analysis of current journalisticethical standards, and gives case-studies of existing press- councils and their results.
    11. 11. Ugland, Erik. “The Legitimacy and Moral Authorityof the National News Council (USA).”Journalism 9.3 (2008):285-308. SAGE, 21 April 2008.Web. 14 Feb. 2012. <jou.sagepub.com>
    12. 12. Ugland, Erik. “The Legitimacy and Moral Authority of the National News Council (USA).” Journalism 9.3 (2008):285-308. SAGE, 21 April 2008. Web. 14 Feb. 2012. <jou.sagepub.com> This scholarly article had an in-depth case-study of therevolutionary, but short-lived National News Council (1973-84.) Provides evidence to prove it did more harm than good in improving the state of the news, but but explains a number of things that could be done to reinstitute it as a beneficial institution.
    13. 13. “Press Accuracy Rating Hits Two Decade Low.”Pew Research Center. 13 Sept. 2009. Web. 12 Feb.2012. <http://people-press.org>.
    14. 14. “Press Accuracy Rating Hits Two Decade Low.”Pew Research Center. 13 Sept. 2009. Web. 12 Feb.2012. <http://people-press.org>.
    15. 15. “Press Accuracy Rating Hits Two Decade Low.” Pew Research Center. 13 Sept. 2009. Web. 12 Feb. 2012. <http://people-press.org>.This quantitative report provides immediate reflections of public sentiment regarding the press, specificallyevaluates accuracy, bias, openness, and professionalism.

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